Kudos to Frying Pan’s Becca Berglie

Top honors don’t come easily. Frying Pan Farm Hand Becca Berglie has earned them.

Becca has won the 2021 Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Agriculture Award, and she’s been named a Virginia 4-H All-Star. That’s the highest recognition a Virginia 4-H member can receive!

These honors come on top of Berglie serving in many 4-H leadership roles at the local, county and state levels. She also co-founded the Virginia 4-H Equity and Inclusion Task Force. She did all this while still in high school.

“Becca has achieved so much at such a young age” said Frying Pan Operations Manager Paul Nicholson. “I’m proud to have her at Frying Pan Farm Park, and I look forward to hearing great things about her for years to come.”

4-H is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is the largest youth development organization in America. 4-H gets its name from its original motto: “Head, heart, hands, health.” About six years ago, Berglie became a member of the Hoofers and Heifers 4-H club, which partners with Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, Va.

“When the opportunity for me to start volunteering at the park, originally through 4-H, was given to me, I jumped on it,” Berglie said.

After almost five years as a volunteer, Berglie was officially hired as a farm hand in 2020. In this role, she helps care for the 100+ animals that live at Frying Pan Farm Park.

“Through these small acts of education, I hope that a farm visitor starts to connect the dots between the cow they milked and their favorite ice cream, creating agricultural connections and awareness,” Berglie said.

She plans to study agricultural sciences, leadership and social change at Virginia Tech.

Author Lois Fitzgerald is the Marketing and Development Coordinator at Frying Pan Farm Park.

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About Fairfax County Park Authority

About Fairfax County Park Authority HISTORY: On December 6, 1950, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors created the Fairfax County Park Authority. The Park Authority was authorized to make decisions concerning land acquisition, park development and operations in Fairfax County, Virginia. To date, 13 park bond referenda have been approved between 1959 and 2016. Today, the Park Authority has 427 parks on more than 23,000 acres of land. We offer 325 miles of trails, our most popular amenity. FACILITIES: The Park system is the primary public mechanism in Fairfax County for the preservation of environmentally sensitive land and resources, areas of historic significance and the provision of recreational facilities and services including: • Nine indoor RECenters with swimming pools, fitness rooms, gyms and class spaces. Cub Run features an indoor water park and on-site naturalist • Eight golf courses from par-3 to championship level, four driving ranges including the new state-of-the-art heated, covered range at Burke Lake Golf Center • Five nature and visitor centers. Also nine Off-Leash Dog Activity areas • Three lakefront parks including Lake Fairfax, Lake Accotink and Burke Lake, with campgrounds at Burke Lake and Lake Fairfax. The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole at Lake Fairfax, Our Special Harbor Sprayground at Lee as well as an indoor water park at Cub Run RECenter • Clemyjontri Park, a fully accessible playground in Great Falls featuring two acres of family friendly fun and a carousel, as well as Chessie’s Big Backyard and a carousel at the Family Recreation Area at Lee District Park • An ice skating rink at Mount Vernon RECenter and the Skate Park in Wakefield Park adjacent to Audrey Moore RECenter • Kidwell Farm, a working farm of the 1930s-era at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, now with historic carousel • Eight distinctive historic properties available for rent • A working grist mill at Colvin Run in Great Falls and a restored 18th century home at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly • A horticulture center at Green Spring Gardens in Annandale • Natural and cultural resources protected by the Natural Resource Management Plan and Cultural Resource Plans, plus an Invasive Management Area program that targets alien plants and utilizes volunteers in restoring native vegetation throughout our community • Picnic shelters, tennis courts, miniature golf courses, disc golf courses, off-leash dog parks, amphitheaters, a marina, kayaking/canoeing center • Provides 263 athletic fields, including 39 synthetic turf fields, and manages athletic field maintenance services at 417 school athletic fields. PARK AUTHORITY BOARD: A 12-member citizen board, appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, sets policies and priorities for the Fairfax County Park Authority. Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/social-hub/ for Fairfax County Government's Comment Policy.

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